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Sweetwaterâs varsity volleyball team is 2-3 in district play after defeating Snyder in four games Friday.
The Lady Mustangs return to action when they host Monahans at 6:15 p.m. today. Shaneese Brown, Kayla Chowning and Morgan Gomez were voted as the teamâs top individual performers against Snyder.
Brown led Sweetwater with 15 kills and four blocks, and also had two digs in the match. Chowning had 10 kills and 12 digs plus two service aces, while Gomez finished with a team-high 23 digs for the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwater High School sub-varsity volleyball results at Snyder last Friday:
Freshmen won 25-14, 25-21
Kills: Brittany Peeples 5, Annaliese Espinoza 2, Kait-lyn Foster 1, Katelynn Pain-ter 1, Davina Walker 1.
Digs: Brittany Peeples 10, Davina Walker 8, Annaliese Espinoza 6, Kaitlyn Foster 6, Rhylee Meneses 6, Nata-lie Valdez 4, Katelynn Pain-ter 3, Destiny Renteria 2.
Assists: Kaitlyn Foster 5, Destiny Renteria 1, Davina Walker 1.
Aces: Kaitlyn Foster 5, Natalie Valdez 4, Davina Walker 3, Brittany Peeples 2.
Sweetwater records: 22-6 season, 3-2 district.
Here are the results from Sweetwater Middle School football games last week.
7th grade Grey 18, Snyder 18
Artyss Smith scored all three of Sweetwater Greyâs touchdowns against Snyder on runs measuring 75, 40 and 65 yards.
Jackson Foster, Cameron Lujan, Troy Turner, Jose Mermella and J.P. Gutierrez were also offensive standouts for Sweetwater, while Tyler Sutton (two fumble recoveries), Trace Kenny (fumble recovery), Turner, Foster, John Paul Flores, Carlos Mendoza, Kelly Gil-bert, Andrew Gerold and Adolfo Martinez were def-ensive standouts.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
Roscoe hosts meet.
Sweetwater runners will be at Roscoe meet.
Highland runners will be at Roscoe meet.
Sweetwater varsity will play Wall at San Angelo, 4 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams will host Monahans â freshmen and JV will begin at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16
Blackwell runners will be competing at district meet in Water Valley.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17
Sweetwater 7th grade âAâ and âBâ teams at Midland Greenwood at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
SNYDER â In sports, as in life, you have to take advantage of opportunities for success whenever they come your way.
In Fridayâs District 4-3A opener, Sweetwater reached Snyderâs red zone on its first two possessions of the game â and came away with nothing to show for it in a scoreless first quarter.
The Mustangs also forced Snyder to punt on its first series, but the Tigers took the lead with a 16-play, 93-yard scoring drive that began at the end of the first period and resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run by DâVincent Allison.
Max Gomez threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, and the Sweetwater JV foot-ball team improved to 4-1 overall by defeating Snyderâs JV, 36-14, in the teamsâ district opener here Thursday.
BLACKWELL â The hottest six-man football team in Nolan County has changed its address. Highland now has that distinction after defeating Blackwell, 76-60, on Friday in Blackwell for its fourth consecutive win.
Highland running back Michael Hyde ran for 331 yards and six touchdowns as his team improved to 4-3 this season. Blackwell, after starting out 6-0, suffered its first defeat despite 155 yards rushing and four TDs by Jayden Jones and 177 yards passing and three TDs by Matthew Lowry.
SNYDER â It wasnât easy. It never is at Snyder.
But after allowing the host team to tie the match with a decisive Game 2 win, Sweetwater rallied to win Fridayâs District 4-3A volleyball match in four games by scores of 25-18, 14-25, 25-22, 25-22.
With the victory, Sweet-water (2-3, 11-18) broke out of a fourth-place district tie with the Lady Tigers, who fell to 1-4, 10-16.
âI didnât think we played all that great, but itâs always hard over there,â Sweetwa-ter coach Liz Miller said. âIt was a big game for both teams. Iâm glad we were able to come out on top.â
FRIDAY, OCT. 11
Sweetwater varsity plays at Snyder (district opener), 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe varsity will host Albany, 7:30 p.m.
Blackwell varsity hosts Highland, 7:30 p.m.
Sweetwater freshman, JV and varsity teams play at Snyder â varsity begins at 5 p.m., freshmen and JV begin at 6:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12
Highland and Blackwell runners will compete at Water Valley meet.
One of the biggest high school rivalries in West Texas â Sweetwater vs. Snyder â takes place today in Snyder on two fronts.
While the Sweetwater-Snyder football matchup at 7:30 p.m. is sure to get more attention, in part because it is the District 4-3A opener for both teams, the volleyball match involving the two schools â which tips off at 5 p.m. â is just as critical.
In both cases, the winner will get an early leg up on one of the four playoff spots in the district â up from three in the past â while the loser will have to work a bit harder in order to get into the postseason.